Provincial Irish Sugar Tongs

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bstaunto
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Provincial Irish Sugar Tongs

Postby bstaunto » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:21 am

Hi Team,

Here is a nice pair of bright-cut tongs. They date probably to around 1780-90. (It was in these early stages that the tongs were stamped in the bowls)

My most likely candidate is WT and William Teulon, but I haven't seen this sterling mark before (STERLg). This would put them early in his career

Any other thoughts?

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Cheers, Ben.

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Re: Provincial Irish Sugar Tongs

Postby scorpio » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:26 pm

William Teulon apparently did use STERLg as mentioned in this thread (click the first link in Argentum's post), although not incuse in this instance.
viewtopic.php?t=31543

Douglas Bennett shows WT in a rectangular reserve (mark 150) for William Teulon in Collecting Irish Silver as well as his more usual incuse WT marks (marks 147, 148, 149 & 151). His dates are given as 1791-1844.

Gordon


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